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Italian Police recovers 2 Stolen Van Gogh paintings from Amsterdam museum in 2002

Rome, September 30, 2016: Italian police have recovered two famous Vincent Van Gogh paintings stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002, officials said on Friday.

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The Van Gogh museum in the city said the works were recovered during a “massive, continuing investigation” by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials, the BBC reported.

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The paintings were taken when thieves used a ladder to break into the museum. Italian police said the works were recovered from the Naples mafia.

Van Gogh Museum. Wikimedia
Van Gogh Museum. Wikimedia

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They were among assets worth millions of euros seized from the Camorra group, reports said.

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The museum said it was so far unclear when the works would be returned to Amsterdam but in a statement it said the pieces appeared to be in “relatively good condition”. (IANS)

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